How to Pray for Peace

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Pray for peace and grace and spiritual food,

For wisdom and guidance, for all these are good,

But don’t forget the potatoes.

Prayer and Potatoes, J. T. PETTEE

It is easy to think of potatoes, and fortunately for men who have not much money it is easy to think of them with a certain safety. Potatoes are one of the last things to disappear, in times of war, which is probably why they should not be forgotten in times of peace.
They can be bought, until things change even more radically than the pessimists predict, in sacks at almost any market. There are various names for them, and nice ones too: Idaho Russet, White Rose, Late Beauty of Hebron. They are a vegetable, white inside and shirted in a fine silky brown coat that is like a thin layer of cork, but much more delicious when washed and cooked with the rest.